One point at a time. After tying DC United 2-2, the Chicago Fire have now earned draws in three straight matches to follow up a season opening loss at Chivas USA. The Fire are still winless on 2014 but with each match they seem to take shape and build on the previous result.
Looking to bag their first win of 2014, the Chicago Fire finally returned home to Toyota Park on Saturday. It was a very chilly match that was plagued by poor passing and possession by both sides – something that Frank Yallop attributed to the poor early season pitch conditions at Toyota Park.
New season, new coach, same problems. The Chicago Fire opened their 2014 campaign with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss away to Chivas USA. It was a tough loss, especially after the Fire fought back from down 2-0 to tie the match. It wasn’t the loss, however, that has some Fire fans ready to hit the panic […]
The beginning of a new season always comes with an aura of freshness. I don’t know if it’s the crisp winter air as the calendar turns toward spring, or the renewed hope that this could finally be the year that the Fire contend in the East. Whatever it is, there is certainly a sense of […]
Three down, one to go. With just one match remaining in the 2013 MLS regular season, Chicago Fire finally face a “win andyour in” situation. With a win on Sunday in New York the Fire will assure themselves a spot in the 2013 postseason. After the atrocious start to 2013 the fact that the Fire face […]
One down, three to go. That has to be the thinking for Chicago Fire after their 3-0 win in DC on Friday night. With matches being ticked off the schedule the door is rapidly closing on Chicago’s 2013 playoff hopes – unless they can come away with the full 9 points in their remaining three […]
With just a few weeks left in the season Chicago Fire need to approach every match as a must win. Saturday night was no exception as they played host to Montreal Impact in what proved to be both a very exciting and gut-wrenching match. As has happened more often than not in 2013, the […]
There are very few things that are worse for a Chicago Fire supporter than losing a match to Columbus Crew. Having gone 3-0 against their rivals in yellow already this season combined with the fact that the Fire finally moved into the 5th and final playoff position this week, things were looking up for this trip […]
On a night when the Chicago Fire needed three points to keep their playoff hopes alive, they welcomed Montreal Impact to Toyota Park for a match that would favor the visitors in nearly every category except the final score. The end result would find Chicago edging Montreal by a score of 2-1 in front of […]
Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson will find himself back in the US Men’s National Team this month as he was announced as part of Jurgen Klinsmann’s Gold Cup squad. Johnson will join DC United ‘keeper Bill Hamid and Real Salt Lake ‘keeper Nick Rimando. It will be interesting to see if Johnson pulls a start […]
It had been suspected for most of the MLS season, but was made official this last weekend. Two-time World Cup veteran, German Arne Friedrich announced his retirement after 12 years as a professional. The 34-year old called it quits on a career that saw him play at the top flight of German football with Arminia […]
There was a good deal of grumbling amongst supporters after the Chicago Fire lost handily to the Houston Dynamo last week. But after an appropriate cooling off period sense returned—beating Houston at home would have been a feat and the Fire is not the team to do that…yet. Predominately, the reaction was one of frustration, […]
A bye week can be frustrating when your team is on a winning streak or starting to heat up. When your team is floundering, a bye week is relief; it’s a way to re-group and re-focus. A cynic would say that the Chicago Fire even messed up their bye week. Winger Patrick Nyarko picked up […]
As we prepare for MLS’s astro-turf ‘rivalry week’ and eagerly await the victor of storied competitions like Philadelphia v New England or Columbus v San Jose, many Chicago supporters are still licking their wounds having lost at home for the first time in ages to their truly hated foe New England. I shouldn’t be […]
Trades are fun. I love trades. I was essentially frozen out of fantasy baseball in college because I was too much of a wheeler and dealer—and not in a savvy way, in a sloppy QPR kind of way—annoying everyone via email. Point is, I like to see movement, to see teams actively improving themselves. In […]